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Water Classroom Activities and Lesson Plans


Compiled by Christy Pratt.


usgs logo USGS Real - Time Water Data for the Nation
USGS has data for stream flow conditions at over 8,000 locations. The information contained in this website can easily be adapted into lesson plans, projects, and classroom activities for elementary, secondary, middle school, and university students.

Geyser What is a Geyser?
A geyser is a vent in Earth's surface that periodically ejects a column of hot water and steam. Even a small geyser is an amazing phenomenon; however some geysers have eruptions that blast thousands of gallons of boiling hot water up to a few hundred feet in the air.

epa Drinking Water & Ground Water
The EPA has a comprised list of water lesson plans to demonstrates the importance of water. These classroom activities are broken down for elementary, secondary, middle school, and university grade levels.

epa Build Your Own Watershed
This lesson plan demonstrates what a watershed is with a classroom activity. This project requires students to build a watershed. This activity would be a good way to demonstrate watersheds for elementary, secondary, middle school, and university level students.

epa Build an aquifer
This lesson plan has a classroom activity that involves creating an aquifer. This project allows students to interact with aquifers and possible pollution of them. This lesson plan can be used for elementary, secondary, middle school, and university level students.

abc Mini Water Cycle
This water cycle lesson plan allows students to see a demonstration of the water cycle through a classroom activity. This project can be modified and used to inform elementary, secondary, middle school, and university level students.

pbs Water - the "blue gold"
This Lesson plan gives students the ability to identify and discuss some environmental impacts of water in their local environment. This activity is a helpful strategy to educate elementary, secondary, middle school, and university students.

DonorsChoose.org Small Grants for Science Teachers
A two-page proposal might win $200 to $600 in science supplies for your students. Thousands of teachers win these grants every year. DonorsChoose.org.

nps Seepy Sandwiches
This lesson plan is a good way to demonstrate water pollution using a classroom activity. This classroom activity is a great way to help elementary, secondary, middle school, and university students understand this concept.
DonorsChoose.org Small Grants for Science Teachers
A two-page proposal might win $200 to $600 in science supplies for your students. Thousands of teachers win these grants every year. DonorsChoose.org.

Waterproof Paper.com Free Graph Paper and Free Maps
Your students can get free printable graph paper, printable maps, printable calendars and more at Waterproof Paper.com, a website affiliated with Geology.com..

National Science Teachers Association
An organization providing resources, professional development, education conferences, and much more!.

Associations for Science Teachers
NSTA's list of science teaching societies in U.S. states and Canadian provinces. Find professional development near you.



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